Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ephesians 4:25

says "So put away all falsehood (we say "stop telling lies") and tell your neighbor the truth...". That is the verse that Alia has heard quite often here as of late.

It breaks my heart that she has told us a fib or two. It's always in response to something she's done to her sister. Whenever she is rough with her, or does something unkind she says "but there was a fly on her." I don't know where she got that, but it is SO frustrating.

Yesterday she didn't get her usual grocery store treat (they give out cookies at one store and bologna at another) because she lied about throwing a toy at Larren in the vehicle. Today I decided it's time to start making this no lying thing really stick.

So... she got a little squirt of vinegar in her mouth.

I explained that lies are "yucky" coming out of our mouths, and vinegar tastes "yucky" in our mouth. She didn't like it, of course... but I'm hoping the message sticks.

"Continue to give us wisdom in raising our children, Lord."

1 comment:

  1. Having this same problem with Payton, and often when he's doing something mean to his sister! Glad to know I'm not alone. Good discipline idea!